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. the obama administration said for months they wouldn't rule out any options on troop levels but today they wouldn't say. >> president obama said the united states will fight along. there are about 63,000 american troops in afghanistan. by next february the numbers could be cut in half. it looks like the president may speed up the timeline now. >> we have some breaking news in to the newsroom right now. details on that deadly train derailment in canada. officials said they were opening a criminal investigation into the crash and fire that followed. we learned two new bodies have been discovered in the middle of that wreckage. investigators are putting their attention on the train's brakes. in all, we know 15 people died in the derailment and fire. >>> a museum in georgia is apologizing. the family of a young girl said their daughter was turned away from the police because of a wheelchair. 11-year-old lexy haas as cerebral palsy and get around in a wheel cheer. her father said they told lexy she couldn't go into the mew see. either switch to one of that your wheelchairs or she could wat
, u.son. lawmakers are debating whether the obama administration cut off more than $1 billion in aid to egypt. >>> president obama did something he has not done in a couple years. he met with members of the congressional black caucus. they came to the white house an talked for about an hour and aau half. a number of issues came up ca including the need to keep federal student loan rates low. >> believe me, that students are being challenged significantly by plebs also discussed that the president their concerns about the recent supreme court ruling on voting rights. >>> and just into the fox 5 newsroom, legal troubles tonighl for one of the sons of virginia governor bob mcdonnell. 21-year-old shawn mcdonnellawn was arrested on saturday andste charged with public intoxication. it happened in charlottesville where mcdonnell is going to be a senior at university of virginia. he was released in his own recognizance, and scheduled tode be back in court next month. >>> straight head on the news edge, fun food and excitementex after the second annual state dinner. >>> it appears that the am
to $750 million. that is 200 less than the obama administration predicted. the obama administration revised its forecast made in april, and are now projecting that economim growth should be slightly slowet in the coming days. >>> d.c. embattled fire chieff should get a boost for a change. >>> first peanuts and crackerker jacks, hot dogs as well. well. you won't believe how manybeli pounds you may be packing on att the ballpark. i bet you, we will believe t. >> i don't want to know. >> it's the ballpark, you have e hot dog, right, tucker. >>> i have lots, and lots ofof them. warm and humid conditions today. thunderstorms this afternoon. we will talk about the weatherth and the ecool weather on the wa and julie has traffic rightc after the break.  >>> welcome back to fox 5 morning news.om a pretty decent start to the the day. time is 5:15. here is a question for you. headed to the ballpark. here is something to keep in in mind for those of you watching a your waistline. >> uh-huh. uhu >> you do it, are you ready for this. >> all right, bring it on. >> some fans say the
to deferred to the administration about giving eight two egypt -- about giving aid to egypt. the obama ministration has not called the uprising in egypt a coup. egyptian monetary leaders signal a new egyptian presidential election could begin within six months from now. >> and will not be good to change our assistance programs to egypt. >> egyptian leadership times to lay out there plans for a new cabinet a potential rewrite of the country's constitution. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> many in maryland are keeping a close eye on egypt. george lettis explains how some in baltimore are reacting to the translation in egypt. >> good morning. we went to a business where workers and customers are doing their best to keep in touch with family and friends back in egypt. the owner helps customers while still keeping an eye on the latest news on egyptian television. his father and mother and sister have been protesting along with millions of other egyptians. customers were asking what the latest was and if this family was ok, including an egyptian american with funny of family in the thick of
the pressure on the obama administration, which is struggling not to take sides. >> we do not support a group or a side. we support a process. >> a democratic process, but $1.50 billion in u.s. aid is riding on a certain word. "coup," and if that is what it was, the aid has to be withdrawn, and u.s. bases a diplomatic dilemma. >> cutting off the aid would send egypt into even more of a meltdown. >> republican senator john mccain is trying to use this as a leverage towards free and fair elections, but a policy expert, whose new book examines the change in egypt, they say the future of egypt will be determined by the egyptians. >> the u.s. role is minimum, but the biggest bang for the u.s. is to avoid egypt turning into a failed state in the middle of civil war. >> a turbulent transition towards an uncertain future. this is just the first step in what could be a month long rocky road toward the elections. in washington, i am brian mooar, wbal tv 11 news. >> meanwhile, the images coming out of egypt has been very difficult for egyptian-americans to deal with. lowell melser has more. >> as you ju
polarization dangerous, but the u.s. has yet to call the uprising against morsi a coup. the obama administration says the aid is in the best interests of u.s. security. >>> today some of the testimony in the george zimmerman trial could center around the toxicology report on trayvon martin. yesterday the judge allowed that report to be entered as evidence. it says a small amount of marijuana was in martin's system at the time of his death. prosecutors said the information is prejudicial, but zimmerman's attorneys say it is relevant. zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming self-defense. and george zimmerman has sued nbc universal, the parent company of this station, for defamati defamation. the company has strongly denied the allegations. >>> by the end of the day, police could reveal more evidence against former new england patriots player aaron hernandez. a judge ruled yesterday that the public should know exactly what investigators seized from hernandez's home. he and two others have been charged in the death of semipro football player oden lloyd. mean
on our future military presence in that country. tonight "the new york times" reports the obama administration may speed up the troop withdrawl from afghanistan next year. and there may be no deal to keep forces after the 2014 pull-out deadline. the "times" cites american and european officials who blame ongoing tension between president obama and afghan president hamid karzai. >>> tomorr, 19 firefighters killed in a wildfire in arizona will be honored in a memorial service in arizona. vice president joe biden will attend. tonight, the u.s. honor flag is on its way to prescott after arriving at the san diego airport. a crowd watched as a pilot passed the flag off to honor guards. for the past ten years, a nonprofit group has sent that flag to memorials for fallen heroes. >>> in yarnell, arizona, the site of the fire, more residents lined up to get back home today. some are being allowed to return for the first time in more than a week. >>> authorities in canada now say 13 people are confirmed dead in a big train explosion. but the number of missing hasn't changed. 40 people are
run. they hate this provision and they also hate the obama administration is delaying it because it makes it harder for them to sabotage the law if they can administratively fix some of the problems with it. >> how much can republicans with this posture undermine the implications? >> they are really trying. that's striking. the message from the republican, no. it's not we can do it better and we can have better ideas and, no, we want to repeal the whole thing. you're looking at a law where right now we have tens of thousands of people on their parent health care and we have young people with healthications who are now getting insurance that couldn't get conditions before. women are now getting preventive care, like mammograms, like cervical cancer tests. all of that has gone into effect and by this fall, more and more will be in effect and the republican position does not change. it is repeal the whole thing. take it back. you know, try to take away better health care for americans, ultimately, is not going to be a winning political position. >> right now what we are hear from re
. >> at no point was i doing that. i did not make any edits as i say. >> in may the obama administration released 100 pages. they labored through 12 versions of the talking points that guided u.n. ambassador susan rice through the talking shows. that's when she pressed the false narrative that benghazi was not a terrorist but a protest gone awry. she pushed her colleagues to strike all references to the involve md of al qaeda-linked terrorists. these revisions don't resolve all meese issued. they are consulting with national security staff. >> can you just tell me who that building leadership was? who you're referring to there? >> the only person that i consulted with that night was my regular reporting channel. >> and that person is? >> at the time, that was jake sullivan. >> sullivan at the time was deputy chief of staff to then secretary of state clinton. rupp senator rand paul of kentucky sought in vain for evidence to support the allegation that cia personnel in benghazi were covertly running weapons to the syrian rebel. >> there are many of us who believe it had to do with an arm strike tha
$1.5 billion in aid to egypt for now. the obama administration says this aid is in the best interest of u.s. security. >>> a special commission in pakistan has released a scathing report tonight on government failures connected to the raid that killed osama bin laden. this commission was created by military and political leaders to investigate how the u.s. was able to execute a military mission within pakistan. investigators were also asked to look into how someone of bin laden's notoriety could live undetected. al jazeera reports the commission's final report runs 336 pages. it is again scathing. the commission holds both politicians and the military responsible for what it described as the gross incompetence that allowed bin laden to escape detection and the u.s. to perpetrate what the panel describes as an act of war. >>> here at home police in prince george's county made an arrest in the murder at a weekend party in district heights. this man 18-year-old carter stabbed the victim of northeast. investigators say the men were involved in a fight during a dinner party on saturday. >
to this video as evidence. >> reporter: the obama administration is condemning the violence and will not take sides. the white house says it will take more time to determine whether to call morsi's ouster a military coup. >> tens of thousands had legitimate arguments. and they do not believe this was a coup. >> reporter: former secretary of state adviser, john alderman, says the u.s. has an interest in keeping aid flowing to one of the strongest allies in the region. >> the law says if there is a military coup, the u.s. has to cut off aid. there is a coup. and the readministration-- administration is not wanting to cut off funding. >> reporter: egypt's interim president calls to an end to the violence. he is trying to steer the country. in a new direction. >> now, the u.s. say its is still committed to giving $1 billonnion -- billion in aid to egypt this year. >>> fort meade. the court-martial of army private bradley manning. he is accused of leaking a massive amount of secrets. the defense opened by showing video of a u.s. helicopter attack in baghdad, which it claims dozens of analysts had
. the country is polarized and on the verge of economic collapse. the obama administration continues to carefully monitor the second attempt otto -- at democracy. >> this is a complex situation and it is not in our interest to prove -- move unnecessarily quickly. >> monday marks the deadliest day since morsi's removal july 3. more than 50 were killed and 100 injured. critics say the whitehouse -- house as has been slow while the political crisis grows worse daily. >> we come in this in our policy toward the middle east which is a shambles. >> military sources says this shows an armed attacker advanced on an area where morsi is believed to be in prison. >> -- we're hopeful they'll be able to emerge from this crisis. we know they will not be able to unless people of the country come together and in a non-violent and inclusive way. >> morsi muslim brotherhood is calling on egyptians to rise up against the military blaming it for a coup. mideast experts say turmoil will continue until a more popular leader can be democratically elected. in cairo, greg palkot, fox news. >> it looks like
the pressure on the obama administration which is struggling not to take sides. >> we don't support a group, we don't support a party. we support a process. >> reporter: a democratic process. but monetary support, $1.5 billion in u.s. aid is riding on a single word -- coup. if what happened in egypt is a coup under u.s. law aid has to be withdrawn. the united states faces a diplomatic dilemma. >> whether or not cutting off the aid at this point would deepen the crisis and send egypt into a further meltdown. >> reporter: republican senator john mccain is leading calls for the white house to use aid as a lever to force egypt towards free and fair elections. but a policy expert, his new book examines the waves of change sweeping the middle east says egypt's future will be determined by egyptians. >> the u.s.'s role is minimal, but the biggest thing for the u.s. is to avoid having egypt turn into a failed state in the mid. civil war. that's the worst of all options. >> reporter: for egypt a turbulence transition towards an uncertain future. and finding an interim leader is just the first step on wh
to this video of a demonstrator with a weapon as evidence. >> reporter: the obama administration is condemning the violence and will not take sides. the white house says it will take more time to determine whether to call morsi's ouster a military coup. >> tens of millions of protestors have legitimate complaints against morsi's government. and they do not believe this was a coup. >> reporter: former secretary of state john alterman says the u.s. has an interest in keeping aid flowing to one of the strongest allies. >> the law says that if there has been a coup, the u.s. has to cut off aid. there has been a coup. and the u.s. doesn't want to quit giving aid. >> reporter: egypt's interim president called for an end to the violence as he tries to steer the country forward to a new election. >> reporter: danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news remember. >> the u.s. is reviewing its obligations to egypt under law and will consult with congress before any move is made about our country's aid to egypt. >>> firefighters are back on the scene of a two-alarm fire in elkton, cecil county. more than 60
things are out. >>> the obama administration in the meantime announced its latest effort to enroll people in the new health care law. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius said $150 million will go to community health centers to help sign people up for coverage. this is happening at the same time house republicans are pushing for a vote to delay the individual mandate because the employer mandate is also delayed. >>> house republicans want to dramatically reduce the budget for the irs by up to $3 billion. this comes as lawmakers craft a new government spending bill. a live report on that new showdown is coming up. jon: another major story we're keeping an eye on in, tropical storm chantal. it is moving rapidly, barreling toward the dominican republic and haiti, threatening to bring a lot of rain and potential flooding to that island. meteorologist maria molina in the fox weather center. >> reporter: yes, that's right, we're tracking chan that'll, and we did get an update on the forecast track, and now we're thinking the storm system should track farther westward, so we'll
an internet freedom advocate and two former bush administration lawyers. president obama has tasked the board with leading a national conversation about the secret spying programs. >>> one of the countries that has offered asylum to the leaker of those spy programs wants a decision from the former intelligence contractor. venezuelan president nicholas maduro asked edward snowden to decide if he wants to seek refuge in his country, and if he does, to communicate when he will arrive. snowden has been holed up in a moscow airport for about two weeks now, but his asylum requests have also been accepted by bolivia and nicaragua. >>> the man who could be the next head of the fbi could face some tough questions today. jim comey is due on capitol hill right in the middle of a government surveillance controversy. comey who was deputy attorney general under president george w. bush has a reputation for combatting the white house on surveillance programs. if approved, he would succeed robert mueller as director of the bureau. >>> today former south african president nelson mandela begins his second mont
harry reid and mitch mcconnell. talk with congressman tom price of order about the obama administration's portion of the health-care law. then the tennessee congressman joins us to discuss immigration legislation and other items on the congressional agenda. we will discuss early education priorities. plus your phone calls and e- mails each morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. vital thatsolutely we identify our enemy correctly. because it is very, very hard to find someone that you do not identify correctly. these attacks on our homeland and other such as the 2005 london bombing have been connected by a common motivation and a singular purpose. the underwear bomber, the times square attempt, the tsarnaev brothers, major assange, who announced that for good that he was killing in the name of allah. the murder of free, innocent people who they regard as infidels in order to accomplish their goal. >> let me speak about social media and the old adage that you cannot establish a relationship during a crisis. we have a significant budget is significant presence on social media. we have enga
a top muslim cleric is warning there's an impending civil war in egypt, but the obama administration is not picking sides. they say they need more time to figure out whether to call morsi's ouster a military coup. >>> outside the london hospital where the duke and duchess' first child is due to be born there is a wait going on. it's the same hospital where both princes were born. some media reports say the due date is july 13th and others say it is july 17th. >>> this is the most anticipated lighting ceremony in d.c. since the national christmas tree. tonight 8:00 the scaffold covered washington monument will be illuminated by almost 500 lights. the monument has been shut down to visitors since the earthquake in 2011, but now it's wrapped up in a blue semi transparent fabric as all those repairs go on to the outside. the light will illuminate the monument from inside the fabric and that will make it look like it's glowing in the dark. joining us now to talk more about tonight's ceremony and the progress on the repairs is robert vogel, superintendent of the national mall and memorial
wanted to do it because that's what the administrative strair, obama's administrator of the e.p.a. said. in answer to the question is this going to reduce co2 emissions, no, it won't. i've already covered that. and also that this richard lindzen and other scientists have talked about this is the bureaucrats' dream if you control carbon, you control life. keep that in mind. all this effort is being made and we have made it very clear it's not going to accomplish anything that they want to accomplish in terms of reducing co2 emissions worldwide. the last thing i'll mention from the memo is it says to -- quote -- "discuss modernizing and retooling power plants and innovation that will create green jobs but do not, quote, try to suggest net job increases." in other words, don't mention this is going to shut down every coal, oil, and natural gas power plant that we have in this country and kill thousands of jobs and manufacturers around the nation. we don't want to talk about the job loss. the president only wants to talk about the benefits of his regulatory actions and not about the costs.
's hideout to be purged. there were no alarms within the obama administration, even though it appears to have sidestepped federal rules. a cabinet meeting has been added to the president's schedule today. the president will deliver a statement on his government management agenda. c-span radio will have live eastern time.:50 those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> five years now we will still be dominated by a world with the traditional pay tv packages. you are starting to see your you areround the edges -- erosiong to see euro around the edges. that will be a large audience in 10 years. >> we are trying to set up an opportunity for broadcasters to turn in some of their spectrum and toif they choose to move to a different part of the spectrum and get a part of the auction proceeds in return as we sell it to the wireless companies for flexible use. >> more of what's happening from this years annual cable show, 8:00 eastern on c- span2. " continues.journal host: we are joined by anna galland. thank you so much for joining us. moveon is a community of over 8 million americans.
that some of these arms could fall into the wrong hands. the obama administration has authorized military aid to syria's rebel opposition. ♪ ♪ jenna: well, now a story out of new york state. convicted sex offenders are suing former new york state officials. their lawyers say their constitutional rights were violated, but authorities say they were just trying to protect the public. so those are the two sides. senior correspondent eric shawn is here with more on this. what is this all about? >> reporter: hey, jenna. wewell, they are some of the mot violent sexual predators accused of sexually abusing 5-year-olds. now they want $10 million. they're suing former new york governor george pataki over a 2005 government program that they say was designed to keep them off the streets but buzz disbanded in 2006. well, the six served their prison time but say the program, the sexually violent predator initiative, violated their constitutional rights by confining them to psychiatric hospitals without a court hearing just before they were scheduled to get out of prison. the lawyers of pataki and t
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by the white house to say the obama administration would not consider this until the economy had fully recovered. host: how would it work? guest: in principle, it is simple. in practice, is more complicated. in principle, you would pay a fee based on the amounts that you drive, perhaps varying by time of day or which highway you are driving on. if you are driving on an interstate highway on the inbound leg at rush hour, he would be paying a higher per ile fee than if you were driving late in the evening or the early morning hours of a road that was not otherwise congested. host: how would the government trucks that? guest: that is a big to tell you would have to figure out. it is used for tolling in germany right now. he germans have a high standard of privacy protection. i was in germany and took a tour of the system. they have a good system that charges tolls on the trucks but does not retain data for tracking purposes. when the billing is resolved, the data is destroyed and are retained. one issue applying this in the u.s. is the privacy issue. is the government going to be watching
. no matter what story it is. obama is to blame for this. here's why. the obama administration signaled monday, the u.s. national security interests will trump its interest of democracy stressing the importance of continued aid to the egyptian military. john mccain says cut off aid again, john mccain's premise is obama bad doing it wrong. here's what i would have done if i hadn't lost in a huge landslide. >> not the policy. >> stephanie: they urge the military to use maximum restraint. but if the american government makes a legal determination the removal was done, the u.s. law would require ending all humanitarian aid to egypt. tim kaine who said he accompanied five republican senators on a trip to the middle east last week said it is important we not shoot from the hip on that. rand paul, well-known douchetastic senator from kentucky said in egypt governments come and go. american taxpayers will be will continue to be stuck with a $1.5 billion bill. let's not spend money on anything ever. the state department said the reason we provided this aid in the past doesn't mean we have support prior
validation of how this approach of pay centered pro patient protaxpayer is working the fact that the obama administration approved the waiver. t a proven bipartisan approach that saves money, improves health, and produces more satisfied patients. and i would be happy to provide further information to the congresswoman. >> the chair thanks the gentleman. the chair recognize the gentlelady from the virgin islands. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank you for the hearing, welcome to our panelists. doctor, my first question is about medicaid flexibility, i think your testimony and the answers you have given demonstrates the flexibility and innovation and not only possible but happening in different states across the country and improving access. and actually in some of the cases you sited improving outcomes as well. and i'll -- improved outcomes is what we're looking to achieve here. i'm sure that you are familiar with the 2002 report on equal treatment. a report that demonstrated bias in the health care. study more recent study since dpon straited the same it relates the cardiac care and other
the government, particularly under the obama administration. it is a difficult path for and eight republican with a national profile to try and tell them what to do. i feel every time i talk to a house republican, they are mostly listened to their constituents back, and their fellow members. host: we will be covering the george w. bush speech on immigration here on c-span. go to our website, c-span.org, for more details. to orashington post"added lapage says -- -- editorial page says -- do the politics of this play into this discussion at all? either from leadership or the rank and file? guest: absolutely, is more a political question right now than it is policy. the members of the house don't want to be told what to do by the senate regardless of what the senate is doing and what the topic is. before you get to the problematic issue of a little brother will not follow the older brothers point of view. the politics of this are really critical. there are members inside the house republican caucus who would like to see more immigration in the country and they believe it is good for the economy
by the obama administration hurting us in the war on terror? if they were a little less pc, could he have nabbed people like nidal malik hasan, or the accused boston bombers? joining us, former mayor of new york city, rudy guiliani. that is exactly what you said yesterday in washington. too much pc. not willing to say islamic extremists are the problem. >> right. i see it as a problem that affects the bureaucracy. in other words, it becomes an issue where not everyone, but too many people who are doing these investigations become nervous. they're going to get in trouble if they incorrectly identify a tsarnaev as a terrorist, a nidal as an islamic extremist terrorist, even though the evidence is logical that they should be identified that way. >> brian: you're saying it's different there 2001 and here we are in 2013, the threat is still out there. in fact, you could argue it's growing. yet, we're reluctant to say who did it. >> i have no doubt about the fact that within the relevant bureaucracy that do this, there is a strain that's going on where some of them are more worried about incorr
of these numbers. it's taken 51 takes to confirm nominees, obama's administration, whereas bush it took 55 days, and clinton it took 50 days. so i mean, they're all basically the same averpblgs, so i think they're just pulling this -- getting rid of the fell getting rid of the filibuster thing. host: national labor relations board, also members of the president's cabinet, and the head of the consumer financial protection bureau. here's what chris in alabama tweets in. the filibuster is not being removed, it's being limited with respect to obama's nominees only. chris, columbia, maryland, independent caller. go ahead. caller: that's what i was going to talk about, the filibuster is good sometimes. there's a need for it. but when it is being used to block all of the president's appointments, it's just not fair. and it's a shame that we don't have elizabeth warren coming in to protect the consumers. that's not enough. they want to block the next person. but anyways, one last comment. the republicans haven't done anything to protect minority rights in a very long time. that's all i'm going to say.
of the country. we will also talk with marilyn werber serafini about the federal health care law. that the obama administration it would delay recently. elizabeth rosenthal talked about maternity costs in the u.s. at 7:00hat will be live a.m. eastern on "washington journal." and now more on the u.s. economy, monetary policy. jeremy stein spoke at the council on foreign relations last week for about 50 minutes. >> good morning. i'm the professor of economics at columbia. it is a thrill to be here to moderate the session with the federal reserve governor jeremy stein. it is part of the cfr's series on international economics. it is on the record. a brief bio on our speaker, i have known jeremy for years. he has been a member of the federal reserve board since may of 2012. prior to that he was a professor of economics and finance at harvard university. also, a senior adviser to the secretary of treasury and the national economic council in 2009. he has had many recognitions in his career and is widely regarded as one if not the leading scholar in the intersection between finance and macroeconomics,
." >> i would have fired myself. >> new fallout from the obama administration's recent decision to allow emergency contraception pills available to all ages without a prescription. according to the "times" nurses offices and clinics in as many as 50 new york city schools are now handing out the pill to girls as young as 13 without parental consent. similar programs exist in schools in baltimore, chicago, and oakland. >> wow. 13. >>> "usa today," dna evidence is linking another [ inaudible ] to the famous boston strangler nearly 50 years after the murder. according to the authorities, dna taken from the body of 19-year-old [ inaudible ] who was killed in her apartment in 1964 shows a match to albert desalvo. while serving prison time for other crimes he confessed to 11 of the boston strangler murders but was never convicted of them. he later recanted his confession. >> let's go to the "washington post," a maryland man swam five hours in the dark to save his family after their 16-foot long boat capsized in a storm. john franklin rigs reached the shoreline and went to the first house he saw
do that. i was glad when president obama and the administration said they would arm the rebels i support that -- and i support that. host: do you expect that it will happen soon? how held up is this? guest: to say it is classified and therefore we will only deal with the intelligence committee is the wrong thing to do. i think we will get weapons to the rebels and will find a way to to it. congress needs to be consulted. i think it would be a tremendous mistake to hold it up and allow bashar al-assad to win with and ands -- with iran's hezbollah's backing. in world war ii, there was talk about appeasing hitler, and they try to appease him for a while and it only brought them more trouble later on. sometimes you need to stand up, and i think this is the time we need to stand up. we cannot allow iran to have a nuclear weapon because it iran has a nuclear weapon, it egypt, turkey, the united arab emirates and saudi arabia would have nuclear weapons quickly after that. a nuclear-armed and ran it the next essential -- iran is a nexus potential threat. ,ost: congressman eliot engel dem
. president clinton's administration was 55 days. president obama has been given due consideration. his nominees have been moved forward rapidly. in this term, president obama has confirmed 28 judges. that is compared to 10 judges from the president -- from the previous administration. i am not the only one who believes the new air option would be damaging. -- the nuclear option would be damaging. a nuclear option was the most important issue i ever worked on in my entire career because of that had gone forward, it would have destroyed the senate as we know it. it is that the only thing. read has mentioned. -- harry reid has mentioned. changing the rules by breaking the rules is as far as you can get from a constitutional option. for people to suggest you can break the rules to change the rules is un-american. they only we could change the role in this body is there a role that now says to change a rule in the senate rules, to break a filibuster, it requires 67 votes. you cannot do 60 votes. you cannot do it with 51. now we are told the majority will do the nuclear option. the parliamen
was a possible terrorist. now, some of this goes back -- to be fair -- to before president obama. hassan was being evaluated in the military also during the bush administration where there was a similar kind of reluctance. and i think it would be very helpful and very healthy if the hassan situation were described correctly, and i think it would leave us with our law enforcement offices and intelligence agents having a correct sense that -- which is very, very difficult -- but we want them to protect us not from possibly making a few mistakes about how you classify people. >> thank you, mayor, very much. i ask the chair's indulgence, i want to raise two questions. i see my clock is ticking. i think that was an important clarification. i tell you, mayor, many civilians were impacted at fort hood. i champion the cause that it was in no way workplace violence. it was after the fact noted, and those officers who were the supervisors of major hassan should have detected the erratic behavior. i call that connecting the dots. and i argue vigorously that we have to improve our connecting he dots
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